A Handbook of Celtic Ornament
Even the most elaborate Celtic pattern boils down to a few basic motifs (including spirals, swastikas, circles, "s" curves, knots, tau crosses, sun signs, etc.). This lavishly illustrated handbook of over 600 designs offers a key to the intricacies of Celtic decoration, showing how the judicious use of these simple symbols, motifs, or ideographs can be used to develop newer and more ambitious patterns to meet the requirements of modern decorative art. Over 600 black-and-white illus.
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AC curves all-over patterns Arthur Baker Available in U.S. Basis combined Book of Kells Book of Lindisfarne border is built CELTIC ART Celtic Boss Celtic Knotwork Celtic ornament central axis centre combined with double combined with simple construction of diapers crossovers CURVED SWASTIKA curves linked decorative double loop Dover Publications drawing Figure 8 knot foundation line Four Tau crosses given a number Granny Knot Greek Cross horizontal illustrations interlaced ribbon-work introduced IRISH CROCHET JOHN G MERNE joined Knot-work left hand spiral left S curves loop knot method of constructing Mineola mirror or mirrors Oscar Wilde panel design PAPER DOLL Pattern developed plate are given plate shows produce design ribbons crossing Right and left ring shown on Plate simple knot Single strap fret space filling SQUARE MOTIFS strap fret pattern SYMBOLS OR IDEOGRAPHS terminal endings TESSELLATED treatment Trumpet Pattern types unit of repeat Unit turned upright loops vertical lines wave pattern